Each time I introduce myself, (and I’ve been to some excellent work events recently), I say that I’ve been consulting for 11 years. I do understand that my successful consulting business grew organically through experiences I’d gained in employment, travel and relationships.
Published in the Australian Financial Review 15 September 2016 By Charlotte Rimmer Flexibility is such a topical word but what does it really mean? Who wants it and how do you get it? Salaries are not just about money – your renumeration is called a package as it consists of all the attractive, enticing temptations […]
Published in the Australian Financial Review 28th May 2016 Many small business owners start off with the best of intentions but get sidetracked by the day-to-day minutiae. Without pro-active structure and planning, it’s all too easy to lose sight of their initial goals and a clear strategy.
Published in the Australian Financial Review 30th July 2015, by Jacquie Hayes Blow your own trumpet more is the advice to women seeking pay rises at work. How is it that men are so, well, self-promoting and women generally are not? Girlfriends and I have shared many entertaining conversations over the years about the tendency […]
Published in the Australian Financial Review 23rd February 2015. It would take a brave employee to approach the owner of the business they are working for and tell them they weren’t happy with their leadership. The challenge of how to encourage honest feedback, which could be taken the wrong way, is probably why the principals […]
AFR November 2013 Take control of business cash flow Good cash flow is the backbone of any small business so when the bills aren’t being paid on time, quick action is needed. Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Trade Payments Analysis shows 60 per cent of invoices are settled beyond the standard 30-day payment period, with many […]
Published in The AFR, 13th July 2013 “Getting access to much-needed funding is a well-known challenge for small businesses in the best of times; equally challenging is family members coming to a mutual understanding about where the business is headed.
Published in The AFR, 12th January 2013 Business partners might start with the best intentions and utmost enthusiasm for success, but it is how they deal with change that can make or break the partnership in the long term. Something as simple as a regular meeting to check that business goals are on track and everyone […]
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